A Secret Told

November 17, 2011
By tanya.giraldo BRONZE, Rogers, Arkansas
tanya.giraldo BRONZE, Rogers, Arkansas
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We told the woods our secret
We opened our heart and soul
We painted our forms with its roots, its leaves, its velvety grass
as each other's innocence we stole

We marked the moment of existence
The moment flesh became one
The moment your scent transformed my own
and our impassiveness became undone

The rhythm of my pulse altered yours
While the delicate wind whispered our names
The clovers and twigs mingled in our hair
and the darkness of night took claim

As the stars illuminated your lustrous skin
And the moon smiled from its throne above
Our bodies stirred with a glorious sigh
For we have shown the universe our untold love

The author's comments:
I was listening to music while folding laundry when suddenly these words started flowing out of my mouth. I grabbed the closest writing utensil (a crayon!), a piece of paper, and began to furiously scribble down this poem. It was like nothing I have ever written before. To think that somewhere inside I had the words to how beautifully I considered the acts of love to be. I am a 19 year old sophomore at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, pursuing a career in writing and journalism.

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